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Let's talk about single and double edged razors and the blades that they use.
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I'm very new to DE shaving, my wife texted me that my EJ DE89BL arrived today so when I get home I'll be giving it a shot with a Derby blade that comes with it. I had a Weishi that I returned a week ago because it wasn't working right, and upgraded to the Edwin Jagger.

I'll post later to let you know how I did LOL [-o<
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Welcome to SMF, Rob! May the new EJ razor serve you well.

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Thanks guys, I have to admit I've been lurking for a couple weeks :)
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Rob, thanks for joining us.
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Rob, I use the EJ89L as my go-to razor - it's a bit different than your, but the shave is fantastic!!

You will enjoy it.
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Thanks for the welcome guys, I'm pleased to say that my shave went great, super smooth razor. I used Proraso Green and Nivea fresh kick balm with Old Spice to finish up.
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Rob, glad to hear that the shave went well. You are definitely on your way, now!

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Welcome....glad to hear your shaving routine is off to a good start.

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WELCOME ABOARD
STAY A WHILE AND AS ALWAYS:

ENJOY YOUR SHAVE...
Best Regards From the Deep South...
Remember; It's Not A Race, It's Your Face...
And As Always, Enjoy Your Shave...
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Its the palindrome himeself!!!!!!!!!!!! really nice to see you out and about
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Welcome to the forum SM!
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Hey Clive,

Good to be back. Hope to be more active in the future.
Best Regards From the Deep South...
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Good morning Rob, welcome aboard.
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I think I got a little over ambitious, I did 3 passes wtg xtg and atg on my 2nd shave LOL 2 nicks and my face felt hot after, no razor burn though.
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OK here it comes. Haven't said this in quite some time, but pay attention:

We are a group of "Eccentric Preferential Wet Shaving Enthusiasts" and Wet Shaving is a YMMV project.

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation.
Technique, Technique, Technique.
Let the razor do the work...
No pressure, No pressure, and No pressure. Remember, It's not a race, it's your face.
What's the hurry, take your time "AND",
ENJOY YOUR SHAVE.

As far as the forum is concerned, "Come often, stay long, and enjoy."
Ask all the questions you have and make comments as you see fit.
A different perspective is always welcome...

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It went much better last night, thanks for the advice.

I was indeed putting too much pressure on the razor, I'm used to cartridges. A bit of a learning curve, but I like shaving now instead of dreading it. My wife likes the smooth cheeks too :)
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Glad to hear of the progress, Rob. Pressure is definitely a problem when applied to a DE razor.

Another hint: When in doubt about the angle of the blade (if you're not sure it is cutting most effectively), try rocking the razor ever so slightly towards the dome (lifting the safety bar from the face).

Good luck!

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If you use a safety razor you don't need to put pressure while shaving. Because the handle of the safety razor has some weight. Because of this weight you don't need to put pressure and you can get a smooth shave with less irritation.
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Welcome to SMF, Rob!
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